This season, ABC’s Castle will be airing opposite NBC’s highest-rated scripted series and one of CBS’ top-rated TV shows — The Blacklist and NCIS: Los Angeles. Will the ratings continue to fall or could they rise against this stiff competition? Cancelled or renewed for season eight? We’ll have to wait and see.
As last season of Castle proved, the relationship of author Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) is anything but smooth. The rest of the cast includes Jon Huertas, Seamus Dever, Tamala Jones, Molly Quinn, Penny Johnson Jerald, and Susan Sullivan.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
5/8 update: ABC has renewed Castle for an eighth season.
Final season averages: 1.57 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.47 million total viewers.
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Due to a Nielsen glitch, some of the early ratings of the 2014-15 season were revised a few weeks later.
For comparisons: The sixth season of Castle averaged a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.18 million total viewers.
Note: Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you still like the Castle TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for an eighth season? Is it time to end the series?